minimum wage

PH minimum wages are family poverty wages

May 4, 2023

The wages Filipino workers are mandated to receive are below the poverty line.

PH minimum wages are family poverty wages – IBON

April 28, 2023

Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the official poverty threshold for a family of five.

Growing clamor for wage hike echoes urgency, justness and doability — IBON

March 31, 2023

Recently proposed legislation and petitions for a wage hike affirm that this is urgent, just and doable. Amid the poor jobs situation, low incomes and high prices, the minimum wage has not been enough for many Filipino families to live decently.

Minimum wage vs family living wage per region as of February 2023

March 10, 2023

Inflation in areas outside NCR has gone down slightly to 8.5% in February. Yet, with minimum wages unchanged, the gap with the family living wage is still widening across the regions — with the worst shortfall in BARMM where the minimum wage is just 17.5% of the family living wage.

Minimum wage vs family living wage per region as of January 2023

February 7, 2023

The January 2023 8.7% inflation continues to widen the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage. The minimum wage is highest in the NCR but the Php570 here has fallen to only 49.1% of the NCR family living wage of Php1,161. BARMM has the lowest minimum wage at Php341 and this is […]

Real wages fall as inflation spikes

June 9, 2022

Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.